The Best Beauty Treatments for the Weekend

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  • A weekend of relaxation and pampering awaits

    As careers take over the need for Sunday pampering is vital. Make Sunday all about relaxation and recovery with a massage, detox treatment or body therapy. The House of Elemis, which opens in June (we can’t wait) is based around ‘couture beauty and tuning into you,’ says Noella Gabriel, founder of Elemis. Packages will be adapted based on what’s going to rejuvenate your body and mind.

    Others to try are:
    •The 3 1/2 hour long Ayurvedic Escape,£420, at ESPA – if you can afford the time (or the treatment) this will feel like you’ve been to a far-flung nirvana.
    •Aveda’s Stress Fix Body Massage,£89, uses Swedish massage and acupressure to reduce stress.

    We tend to sleep more at the weekends as we have more time – you’ll see it in your facial expressions – check it out. ‘You’ll see less signs of fatigue and your skin will look fresher in the morning,’ says Muriel Pujos, head of scientific communication at Philosophy. Optimise your snooze time by switching to super soft Silkskin pillows,£44. Amy Adams swears by them. They share the same pH as skin, which helps maintain moisture levels. Encourage your skin to boost cells even more while you snooze. Michelle Keegan is a fan of moisturising Origins Make a Difference Night Cream, £34.50, and the celebs (and little ol’ us) LOVE Clarins Super Restorative Night Cream, £73.

    ‘I love wearing fragrance when I’m not working and I always match my fragrance with my mood or for the type of day I’m going to experience,’ says celebrity perfumer Lyn Harris. Victoria Beckham loves earthy scents like Miller Harris L’Air de Rien, £95, the blend of 14 therapeutic essential oils in Clarins Eau Dynamisante, £39, are popular with the likes of Davina McCall and Cat Deeley as they help release tension and Caudalie Parfum Divin de Caudalie, £39, is a musky, neck-nuzzling scent. 

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